First signing for next season
Madrilian rider, 25, returns to a Spanish squad after six years in foreign WorldTour teams; signs two-year contract with Eusebio Unzué’s organisation.
The Movistar Team announces Carlos Verona (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, ESP; 1992) has signed a contract with Eusebio Unzué’s team, and will wear the Blue colours at least until the end of the 2020 season.
Despite being still very young -he will turn only 26 on 4th November-, Verona is already an expert WorldTour competitor, having spent the last six seasons in top-ranked squads -four years with Quick Step; the last two with Mitchelton-Scott- after a precocious debut with the Burgos-BH continental outfit at the age of just 18.
A tall, strong allrounder (1.86m, 68kg), able to get through the biggest mountains as well as riding strong on hilly courses and flat terrain, Verona has two Giro d’Italia appearances and three Vuelta a España caps to his name. The last few seasons have seen the Spaniard support world-class leaders, such as Esteban Chaves and the Yates brothers, without leaving individual aspirations aside either.
In 2018, Carlos has notched up a 2nd place in the GP Miguel Indurain (behind future team-mate Valverde), a 4th spot on stage five of the Vuelta al País Vasco and KON jerseys at the ‘Itzulia’ and the Norwegian Tour des Fjords.
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